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you know we getting hotter and hotter ♪ ♪ sexy and hotter let's shut it down pound the alarm ♪ ♪ hey hey hey hey ♪ ♪ oh oh pound the alarm ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ come on let's go hey ♪ ♪ oh oh oh come fill my glass up a little more we 'bout to get up ♪ ♪ and burn this floor you know we getting hotter and hotter sexy and hotter ♪ let's shut it down let's go
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pound the alarm ♪ ♪ hey hey hey hey hey hey hey ♪ ♪ pound the alarm ♪ pound the alarm ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jay: yes! nicki minaj! that was great. that was great. that was great. that was great. nicki minaj. i want to thank my guests dana carvey and of course nicki minaj. monday night charlie sheen will be here. have a great weekend. jimmy fallon is next. [ cheers and applause ] ♪
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>> steve: from studio 6b in rockefeller center, the national broadcasting company presents -- tonight's guests are -- and featuring the legendary roots crew. and here he is -- jimmy fallon! [ cheers and applause ] captions paid for by nbc-universal television -- captions by vitac -- ♪ [ cheers and applause ]
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>> jimmy: thank you very much, everybody! i feel the love! what a great new york city crowd! welcome. welcome, everybody -- [ cheers and applause ] -- to "late night with jimmy fallon." hey, everybody, today is friday the 13th. [ cheers ] considered to be the unluckiest day of the year. yeah. most people are avoiding black cats while mitt romney is still avoiding black audiences. [ laughter ] >> steve: we've got to -- that's right. you know. what are you gonna do? [ laughter ] >> jimmy: hey -- [ scattered applause ] here's some more political news. in an interview with cbs, president obama said the biggest mistake of his first term was not telling his story to give americans a sense of unity. in response, americans were like, "yeah, fixing the economy would have been cool, too, but --" [ laughter ] "-- that story thing, i guess -- the story thing, a big problem." this is big. yesterday, "american idol" judge steven tyler announced that he's leaving the show.
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[ audience aws ] in a statement, he said, "it's time for me to let go of my mistress, 'american idol,' before she boils my rabbit." [ laughter ] even paula abdul was like, "what drugs are you on? are you okay?" [ laughter ] [ cheers and applause ] i want that -- i want to wish a happy, happy birthday to harrison ford who turned 70 years old today. wow. [ cheers and applause ] harrison ford, 70. you can tell he's getting up there by his new movie, "raiders of the bowl of werther's original." [ laughter ] >> steve: spectacular hard candy. >> jimmy: i didn't say it. save some for grandpa. check this out. the federal government is planning to close the largest medical marijuana store in the world. [ audience oohs ] well, it shouldn't be hard since the owner has forgotten to open it for, like, five years. [ laughter ]
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"you're closing that down, man? that's my favorite store, dude." [ light laughter ] "what? i own it?" [ laughter ] "hey, hey, maybe you own it and i'm closing it down." [ laughter ] "here, man, have some werther's originals." [ light laughter ] that's right, you guys. the government is closing the largest medical marijuana store in the world down, which explains why today, the flag at white castle is at half-mast. [ laughter and applause ] this is cool, you guys. yesterday, fans at comic-con got to see the first seven minutes of the final "twilight" movie. [ cheers ] yeah. there were a bunch -- a whole bunch of disturbing pale characters battling each other, but then they settled down once the movie came on. [ laughter ] this is interesting. a new study found that people with a lot of phobias are more likely to have health problems. or as those people put it -- "i was afraid of that."
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[ laughter ] and finally, new research found that 7% of adults are unable to handle the effects of wine, although they're totally fine to host the fourth hour of the "today" show. [ laughter ] we have a great show tonight. [ cheers and applause ] give it up for the roots! [ cheers and applause ] ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: we got a fantastic show tonight. this show tonight is jam-packed with good comedy, with good music, with great guests. just amazing people and this great audience as well. [ cheers and applause ] i am psyched about this show. she stars in one of the biggest movies of the summer, "the dark knight rises," catwoman herself, anne hathaway is here tonight! [ cheers and applause ] and we love her! she's funny, beautiful, good actress. >> steve: one of the best people. >> jimmy: plus, these are two of the coolest humans on the
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planet. yoko ono and sean lennon are stopping by! [ cheers and applause ] maybe we can get them to sing something. maybe. and we have -- oh, my god, this music -- this guy is one of my all-time favorites. joe jackson and the bigger band! [ cheers and applause ] >> steve: woo. come on. >> jimmy: what is joe doing? he's got, like, a duke ellington record, right? >> yeah, it's duke ellington tribute record. >> jimmy: and duke ellington tribute record he did. and questlove, you're on it. >> questlove: yeah. >> jimmy: right? [ cheers and applause ] damon is on it. tuba -- tuba gooding jr., is on this record. there he is right there. that's what i'm talking about, yeah. [ cheers and applause ] tuba -- but joe jackson is just a talented guy, and it's just gonna be amazing. i mean, this thing's going to be awesome. and then, he might give us a little treat for the web, too. >> steve: ooh. >> jimmy: you guys, today is friday, and that's usually when i catch up on some personal stuff. i usually, like, check my inbox. i return some e-mails, and i of course send out thank you notes. [ cheers and applause ] i was running a bit behind so i thought if you guys wouldn't mind, i'd just like to write out
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my weekly "thank you notes" right now. is that cool with you guys? [ cheers and applause ] james dean, can i get some -- [ light laughter ] can i get some "thank you note" writing music, please? ♪ thank you. >> steve: you caught him off guard. >> jimmy: that's good. >> steve: you caught him. >> jimmy: yeah, i got him on that one. -- james dean. >> steve: and not the pork sausage guy. >> jimmy: yeah, there you go. [ light laughter ] not the actor. >> steve: no, not jimmy dean. >> jimmy: no. >> steve: rock on. ♪ jimmy dean james dean. ♪ rock on [ laughter ] ♪ rock hard >> jimmy: in the freezer. but then, you have to defrost them. [ light laughter ] ♪ breakfast every day [ laughter ] ♪ [ laughter ] >> jimmy: thank you, road signs that say, "brake for wildlife," for distracting me just long
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enough to run over some wildlife. [ laughter and applause ] ♪ thank you, detroit tigers star prince fielder, for winning the home run derby this week by hitting 28 homers. i haven't seen that many long balls since i took a steam with the cast of "60 minutes." [ laughter and applause ] >> steve: what? what? >> jimmy: what? >> steve: what? >> jimmy: i don't know what -- >> steve: what did you -- i didn't know you seen -- >> jimmy: i thought i'd write a thank you note today 'cause i do. ♪ >> jimmy: thank you, monkey bars, for being a fun playground activity and not a place where primates go to get trashed. [ laughter ] [ applause ] they should have bars for monkeys. >> steve: they should. when i was little, monkeys were bartenders all the time. freaking bloomberg. ruining everything in the city.
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i wish there were monkey bars where a simian could go get a drink. [ light laughter ] i could order a -- >> jimmy: back in the '70s -- back in the '70s, you go down the street, you buy drugs, you go into a bar, there's a bunch of monkeys running around. >> steve: yeah, exactly. [ laughter ] it was like "planet of the apes." >> jimmy: -- the whole city. >> steve: guys would assault you on the street. you walk into a bar, you see a monkey drinking, like, a beer, or gin and tonic, or -- >> jimmy: all right, all right. got it, buddy. i got you. i heard your story. [ light laughter ] all right. all right. [ light laughter ] ♪ thank you, people who answer the question "how are you?" with "hey, how are you?" -- [ light laughter ] -- for leaving us both not knowing how we are. [ laughter ] [ cheers and applause ] i said, "how are you?" >> steve: yeah. you said it? ♪ >> jimmy: thank you, aluminum foil, for not being called robot paper. [ laughter ] i don't get that.
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i don't get it. it's funny. i don't know why. >> steve: i guess that's what robots would use as paper. >> jimmy: yeah, i guess. with sheets of metal. >> steve: yeah. and sheets of metal i guess. [ light laughter ] >> jimmy: that used to be very expensive, aluminum foil. >> steve: yeah, it did. a long time ago. in world war i, it was very expensive. it was used part of -- to france, but in germany, aluminum was an element that was very hard to synthesize. in fact, the top of the washington monument is a triangle made of aluminum, or as the british say, aluminium. [ laughter ] back to you, jimmy. ♪ the more you know [ laughter ] [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: there's no words to that. it's instrumental. >> steve: that's the words. >> jimmy: that's an instrumental. it doesn't have words to that. >> steve: yeah. ♪ the more you know [ laughter ] ♪ exciting and new >> jimmy: it's the same guy? >> steve: yeah, yeah. jack -- jack jones. yeah, he sang "the love boat" theme. >> jimmy: who did? >> steve: jack jones. >> jimmy: jack jones. >> steve: yeah. >> jimmy: i don't even know there is --
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he's the human wikipedia, man. ♪ love life's sweetest reward let it flow it comes back to you ♪ ♪ the love boat soon will be making another run ♪ ♪ the love boat promises something for everyone ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> steve: "and love won't hurt anymore." what does that mean? [ laughter ] >> jimmy: that's a weird line, right? >> steve: that's a weird lyric. >> jimmy: "love won't hurt anymore." >> steve: what kind of love -- >> jimmy: you're doing it the wrong way, buddy, yeah. [ laughter ] >> steve: something's wrong there. ♪ thank you, gavels, for being hammers that went to law school. [ laughter ] there you go, guys. those are my "thank you notes!" [ cheers and applause ] i appreciate it. hey guys, a lot of dramas on tv
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these days. they have teasers to show you, like, what's coming up next week. like, you know, "mad men," "game of thrones," "breaking bad," all the good shows have it. they're usually super intense. always leave you wanting more, like, "i can't wait to watch what's happening next week." well, nbc loves doing these dramatic promos, and even though we're a late night show, they thought we should have them, too. i mean, none of this stuff is actually going to be on the show, but everyone at nbc has to do it. so, check out this promo for what's coming up on the next "late night with jimmy fallon," i guess. >> on the next "late night with jimmy fallon" -- >> jimmy: well then, cancel the show 'cause i gotta get to the alps tonight. >> of course i'm scared. but i have to see what's out there for myself. >> but that's going to change the show forever. >> that's it! >> it was my secret to tell! >> jimmy: the sword of sixbey? >> take it. >> but what about the show? it's gonna be changed.
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♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: our first guest is an
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emmy winning and academy award nominated actress who stars in the most eagerly anticipated movie of the summer, "the dark knight rises." it's in imax and theaters everywhere on july 20th. ladies and gentlemen, please welcome anne hathaway. ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: how are you? >> hello. >> jimmy: you look gorgeous. >> thank you very much. >> jimmy: beautiful dress. >> why thank you. >> jimmy: gorgeous. who were those people -- those singers? >> those odd blondes? >> jimmy: they're a collective. they're an art collective. >> yeah. >> jimmy: yeah, i think they get together and they play with people's looks. >> yeah. i was talking to the girl, her name is -- >> jimmy: oh yeah. is that one word, right? >> yeah, of course. she was formally in the band microfiche. >> jimmy: oh yeah. >> she wanted to get away from trip kick punk. >> jimmy: she wanted to get away from that?
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>> well, wouldn't you? >> jimmy: yeah, wouldn't anyone, yeah. i think the other guy who's singing, i think he starts too high. [ laughter ] >> i didn't want to say anything. >> jimmy: and he has nowhere to go and he passes out once he hits the third note. [ laughter ] >> it's a shame. he just left her stranded like that. i mean, i thought she handled it well, but -- [ laughter ] >> jimmy: i wasn't watching. [ laughter ] when that happened i was brushing my teeth, yeah. getting ready for this interview. thank you -- >> you have a lot of responsibility. >> jimmy: i really do. thank you for coming back to the show. >> it is a pleasure to be here. >> jimmy: i haven't seen you in a long time. >> i haven't seen you since before the oscars. >> jimmy: right before the oscars, that's right. >> and thank you very much. i haven't had a chance to thank you in person yet for sending me the six pack of gatorade. >> jimmy: yeah. >> jimmy sent me a six pack of gatorade. it arrived backstage. it made me feel really happy. >> jimmy: you have to be hydrated when you do these shows. >> i drank the entire thing, by the way. >> jimmy: you did, right? it drives out and you're like, "boy, this is crazy." >> that was the longest show. oh my gosh. >> jimmy: yeah, it is. >> and thank you also for talking me out of singing the "suddenly seymour" tribute song to the oscars. [ laughs ] >> jimmy: i like that song.
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i was just like, "everyone might not get that." >> i was thinking of it after it was done. maybe it's not so -- you know, "little shop of horrors" isn't so big in mumbai. i don't know. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: "suddenly seymour." i mean, i do want to hear you sing it. >> but i'm sure if they did hear it, they would love it. >> jimmy: they should remake the movie and have you in it -- to play audrey. >> yes. okay. thank you. [ cheers and applause ] i would love that. >> jimmy: that could actually happen. i'm sorry, i just got blinded. did you get engaged or something? >> oh, i thought you were talking about your mug. >> jimmy: no, i'm talking about your giant diamond. no, no, no, my goodness gracious, oh la la. that is a rock and a half. does he want to marry me? [ laughter ] oh, my gosh. congratulations. >> thank you. thank you very much. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ >> jimmy: was it nice, the engagement? was it -- was it charming? can you talk about it or not really? >> nothing i can talk about, but it was the best day of my life. >> jimmy: so -- wait, wedding, happening? are you planning it now? yeah, are you?
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>> well, in my mind, we're doing great. >> jimmy: yeah. >> in my mother's mind -- >> jimmy: it's a nightmare. >> -- we haven't done anything. [ laughter ] so, you know, my parents were so -- so happy when we told them and adam's parents were as well. they decided they wanted to throw us an engagement party like right away. like, right away. >> jimmy: right away. >> and they did and they invited all these people and i got to invite people too. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: that's so exciting. at least you know somebody. >> yeah, i knew him. [ laughter ] he wasn't -- it wasn't that bad. it was a beautiful, beautiful party. and then, i literally left the next day to go film "les mis." when i was done with that, i was in a totally different head space and didn't do anything. and now all of her friends are like "when's the wedding?" >> jimmy: we have a big wedding, engagement party. where's the event? >> and we haven't done anything. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: no? >> but the good news is like, theoretically, we're doing great. i mean, it's awesome. not expensive. everyone is available.
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>> jimmy: yeah, because you haven't done anything. >> we haven't done anything. it's just full of possibilities. >> jimmy: you should write a wedding book. a how-to. >> my mom should write the forward. "warning!" [ laughs ] >> jimmy: i saw "dark knight rises." wow. it is awesome. i think i'm legally not allowed to say anything about the movie. >> i wouldn't recommend saying anything. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: but i will say this. batman is in the movie. >> he is. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: can i say that? maybe not. >> you've said it now. [ laughs ] >> jimmy: too late now, yeah. there's just so many fun things that i don't -- i can talk to you, but i can't tell you. >> i know. >> jimmy: but there's fun things in this movie that you're like "what?" and it's good. you hit a home run in this movie. congratulations. you play catwoman, i can say that. [ cheers and applause ] here's a picture of you. [ cheers and applause ] that's what i'm talking about. gorgeous. >> thank you so much. >> jimmy: a very physical role. >> very physical role. >> jimmy: i mean, a lot of kicks and -- what you did with your legs.
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that's not a kick, right? [ laughs ] i didn't feel like doing it with my leg. [ laughs ] i'm not like di can't just kick "ya!" but did you take martial arts and do all that stuff and get prepared for this? how did you get into this cat role?id do martial arts. i went back to the comics. i did -- almost did a really stupid thing. >> jimmy: what? oh, no. did you eat cat food or something? [ laughter ] that's what i would have done. that's why i don't get cats in movies. >> that would have been logical. >> jimmy: i ate all the cat food, yeah. >> see that makes sense. >> jimmy: fancy feast, it's so good, man. [ laughter ] >> i'm a little bit method. no, i actually did do that. no, i didn't do that. i almost shared a cat with someone. >> jimmy: what do you mean? >> so, i can't have a cat because adam is allergic. and i was thinking, "oh, i should get a cat and just observe it and see if i notice anything" -- [ laughter ] -- and i was telling one of the a.d.s -- i'm just like, "oh,
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wouldn't it be great if i could get a cat?" and then she's like, "well, i was thinking of getting a cat." and i was like, "oh my god, we should get a cat together." >> jimmy: oh, what a bad idea. yeah, no it's not. >> and i was like, "it's perfect. you pick out the cat, which ever cat you bond with i'll take care of it while i'm in london. and then, when i leave to go to pittsburgh to film, i'll give it back to you. and she went, "that's a great idea." i went home and told adam and she home and told her husband and they were like, "idiots." >> jimmy: yeah, why would you do this? >> "idiots, what are you thinking?" >> jimmy: i'm allergic. >> this is the worst idea ever -- and cruel. >> jimmy: yeah, and cruel. >> so she came in the next day, and i came in, and we were both like -- >> jimmy: yeah, let's not do the cat thing. >> let's not do that cat thing. so i watched a lot of videos on youtube. >> jimmy: you did, yeah. >> and got paid for it, which is the best. >> jimmy: yeah, exactly, right. it's just so fun. you can say this -- so basically there's trouble in gotham city. >> yes. trouble in gotham city. there's a guy named bruce wayne. >> jimmy: yep. >> there's a character named batman. >> jimmy: that's it, that's correct. >> i play selina kyle. >> jimmy: okay, okay, watch it. [ laughs ] you said too much. >> and there is a dude in it
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named bane who wears a mask. >> jimmy: yeah. >> that's pretty much it. >> jimmy: that's all you can really say, yeah. and i know there's certain scenes that were shot with an imax camera specifically for the imax screen. chris nolan -- i call him chris. [ laughs ] christopher nolan. do people call him chris? >> i mean, i do. >> jimmy: oh, you do? >> yeah. >> jimmy: you can. i can't, i never worked with the guy. "hey, chris." "shut up. [ laughter ] we never worked together. how dare you." >> he doesn't smoke. >> jimmy: he doesn't smoke. >> no. >> jimmy: well, he should. [ laughter ] get into it. you got to try something new is what i'm saying. is he fun, is he intimidating? >> well, yeah. >> jimmy: yeah, he's a tough dude. >> the first few times i met him, i couldn't even really look him in the eye i was so intimidated. but, you spend some time on the set and you learn to read how the days go. he's not very demonstrative person, so if you get a hug it's like amazing. and if he's being quiet, you know it's probably not a great day. if he making jokes, you're like, "oh my god, this day is so good." and, if he starts quoting
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macgruber -- [ laughter ] >> jimmy: he's seen macgruber? >> -- this film will win an oscar. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: really, he loves macgruber? >> one day, he just started talking about macgruber. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: you got to tell forte, that's awesome. >> he's probably going to hate that i mentioned it. >> jimmy: christopher nolan is a good man. i love it. he likes macgruber. [ cheers and applause ] >> and he's sitting there and he's like -- this one scene, and he just got the giggles thinking about this one scene in macgruber. and he's like, "i can't believe no one thought of that." >> jimmy: oh my god. i mean, these are giant set pieces. giant -- in these streets and things like -- i almost got a headache just thinking about scheduling this movie or directing this movie. >> i don't know how they did it. >> jimmy: it's just intense, action packed. it's like -- it's just such a fun movie. >> it was mind blowing being on set every day. >> jimmy: yeah. >> i mean, it was just one of those -- you want to take everything in, thank your lucky stars. i didn't want to go home at the end of the day. i didn't want the movie to end. >> jimmy: you and christian. >> "can we keep making this movie forever?" >> jimmy: yeah, let's make a sequel to this one? >> let's make another sequel. >> jimmy: this is you and bruce wayne. we have a clip of you and bruce wayne at a costume party.
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>> a masquerade ball. >> jimmy: the masquerade ball, of course. >> so fancy. >> jimmy: you go to masquerade balls, i go to costume parties. [ laughter ] i'm dressed as an m&m and you're wearing a gown. [ cheers and applause ] see how different we are? it's so funny. we have a clip here of anne hathaway with christian bale in "the dark knight rises." take a look at this. >> i started out doing what i had to. once you've done what you had to, that moment you can do what you want to. >> start fresh. >> there's no fresh start in today's world. any 12-year-old with a cell phone could find out what you did. everything we do is collated and quantified. everything sticks. >> is that how you justify stealing? >> i take what i need from those who have more than enough. i don't stand on the shoulders of people with less. >> robin hood? >> i think i'd do more to help someone than most of the people in this room than you. >> i think maybe you're assuming a little too much? >> maybe you're being unrealistic about what's really in your pants other than your wallet. >> ouch. >> you think all this can last?
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the storm is coming mr. wayne. you and your friends that are battening down the hatches before it hits, you're all going to wonder how you ever thought you could live with so large and leave so little for the rest of us. >> jimmy: oh la la. [ cheers and applause ] anne hathaway! "the dark knight rises" is in imax and theaters everywhere july 20th. yoko ono and sean lennon join us next. come on back. ♪ [ male announcer ] sponges, take your mark!
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♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: welcome back, everybody. we are so honored to welcome our next two guests back to the show. they are musicians, artists and activists as well as mother and son. ladies and gentlemen, yoko ono and sean lennon. ♪ [ cheers and applause ] ♪ >> jimmy: welcome. welcome back to the show, you guys. >> thank you very much. >> thank you. >> jimmy: you've both been on the show as musical guests. but now you're here talking together, something very special. >> that was good, though.
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>> jimmy: that was good. you coming out and dancing. >> yeah right. >> jimmy: very cute. yeah. yeah. >> we rehearsed that a lot, actually. >> jimmy: you did. a lot of rehearsal backstage. is it fun going out together, mother and son? is this the first talk show you have done together? >> actually, it is the first couch we have done together, isn't it? >> yeah, exactly. >> besides the one in your kitchen where we watch jimmy every night. >> jimmy: yeah. [ laughter ] just so many things to get to. so many things to talk about. i want to know the story behind this book that came out this year. "an invisible flower." >> "an invisible flower." >> jimmy: yeah. it's a beautiful book, a beautiful story. sean, you found this? >> kind of. i mean, it was hard to find because it's invisible. [ laughter ] but i was looking through my mother's closet, where she has a good archive. she has a lot of stuff. actually, she made it in the '50s, and it turned out that she had written this little story with drawings that was about a character named john. which was really surprising because she hadn't met or even heard of my dad at the time. >> no. >> so i thought, "can we publish this?" and i have a small -- chimera publishing.
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it's called chimera libraries, like my book company. >> it's a big one now. >> i like to go into dying industries like music and books. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: yeah, you have to get it out there. >> i'm an expert on all things. i'm going to start latin next. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: good for you. that's so smart of you. >> so that's why the book is kind of miraculous in that way. >> jimmy: that's interesting, though. you talked about john, a character -- the only character i can figure -- >> i didn't know anybody named john then. so he said, "oh, that's my daddy." well, daddy was not there yet. so, what happened was, after i found out that i made the story in 1952, and i looked at -- well, do you have it? >> jimmy: yeah, this here, yeah. >> okay. so this is what john did in 1952. on february 18th -- >> that looks uncannily like the hippie version of yoko. when you had longer hair. >> yeah yeah. [ laughter ] >> and rode horses too. she used to believe in that. when we were really green in the '60s, we only rode horses. and we weren't into gas and all
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that, you know? [ laughter ] >> yeah. we didn't have bicycles. >> jimmy: you could bring that back. yoko, you should ride horseback all over new york city. >> the energy crisis is getting us back to donkeys. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: that's very smart. >> you know what i'm saying? >> the thing is, this was my birthday, february 18th. >> jimmy: is that right? >> the date says right there. it's in walls and bridges. the solo album, my dad did not -- politely left a note. >> jimmy: february 18th. let me just show the camera here. john wrote this in 1952? >> yeah. there's only one february 18th in the year. >> jimmy: absolutely, yes. [ laughter ] thank you. >> well, most days, isn't it? >> jimmy: now that has been settled. [ laughter ] you guys do so much stuff. another good thing you're doing is the imagine peace tower. just look at this picture. it's not fake. that's what it looks like. this is in iceland? >> yes. >> jimmy: i mean, this beam just shoots up in the sky like a light saber. and it's just awesome, like it goes into space. >> i know, it's going into space. the thing is, all this is
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doing -- how tall is it going to be? i said, "well, you know, i hope it's going to be tall as my apartment which was seven floors." but when it happened, it just went way up like that. and it made a curve. like, i didn't know there was a curve in the sky. >> jimmy: yeah. >> it's beautiful. >> the earth is round. they didn't know that in the '60s. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: tonight's show is blowing my mind. [ cheers and applause ] thank you, sean. i did not know that, yes. okay. you guys have started a thing, a website. tonight we're going to talk about fracking. >> you know, i'm not an activist inherently. >> you're an activist now. >> i'm more like an in-activist. i'm an expert in couches and beds. [ laughter ] but what happened -- when the company showed up to, you know, from where you're from in upstate new york, it sort of like, propelled us. it was like a fire under the tush and we suddenly felt like we had to do something. so we put together just for this show, actually, just in the last two weeks, this coalition called
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"artists against fracking." the website is on right now. it just started at 9:00 p.m. tonight. and we've got 120 artists. i don't know if i should mention them all, but there's, you know, mgmt and beck and then we've got leonardo dicaprio and joseph gordon-levitt, who's -- >> lady gaga. >> -- a friend. and we've got lady gaga. >> jimmy: lady gaga. [ laughter ] >> yeah. >> and people like david geffen. >> jimmy: >> right. so we put the site together. you can go there, and if you want to get to much more serious links like josh fox's link and frac-action, these people that are actually activists and not in-activists like me. then you can -- it's a porthole. >> you're doing a very good job. >> thank you. >> with me. [ laughter ] >> she's my mom. [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: well, you know you guys, i heard that you wrote a protest song. >> we did. >> jimmy: about fracking.
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i would love to hear it. >> just for you, we wrote it. are you ready? >> you know, i won't to do it unless it's for the cause. and i will do it. >> jimmy: thank you. >> can i have a sip of your water? >> jimmy: thank you for doing this. you go over there and i'll give you a really good intro, okay? >> that'll be great. >> jimmy: go over there. >> are you ready? >> i'm ready. thank you. >> jimmy: you guys, this is very exciting. here to perform their new protest song about fracking, give it up for yoko ono and sean lennon, everybody. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ gather around people listen to my song about something most people'd agree is just wrong ♪ ♪ there ain't any place left on this earth to discover so please don't frac my mother ♪
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♪ don't frac me [ cheers and applause ] don't frac me ♪ ♪ don't frac my mother because i ain't got no other don't frac my mother ♪ ♪ you can do anything that you want to do ♪ ♪ but don't frac my mother don't frac me ♪ [ cheers and applause ] ♪ people don't care what they're fracking today they'll frac anything that gets in their way ♪ ♪ and when they're done fracking they'll frac something else ♪ ♪ i've got one thing to say go frac yourself ♪ [ cheers and applause ] ♪ it ain't the '60s society has advanced
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so please keep those thrills inside your pants ♪ ♪ look into my eyes do you hear me stutter? please don't frac my mother ♪ [ cheers and applause ] ♪ don't frac me don't frac me ♪ ♪ don't frac my mother 'cause i ain't got no other ♪ ♪ don't frac my mother you can do anything that you want to do but don't frac my mother ♪ ♪ you can do anything that you want to do but please -- [ cheers and applause ] don't frac my mother ♪ [ cheers and applause ]
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♪ don't frac my mother [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: sean lennon, yoko ono. the roots. stick around, everybody. joe jackson and the bigger band perform next. ♪ (patriotic music playing) ...will take our vacation days. we will wear sarongs... and look so right.
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[ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: our next guest is making his first public performance tonight with his new group to perform songs from his latest album, "the duke." please welcome joe jackson and the bigger band! [ cheers and applause ] ♪ ♪ i never cared much for moonlit skies i never wink back at fireflies ♪ ♪ but now that the stars are in your eyes i'm beginning to see the light ♪ ♪ i never went in for afterglow or candlelight on the mistletoe ♪ ♪ but now when you turn your lamp down low i'm beginning to see the light ♪ ♪ used to ramble in the park shadowboxing in the dark ♪ ♪ then you came and caused a spark that's a four-alarm fire now ♪
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♪ i never made love by lantern-shine i never saw rainbows in my wine ♪ ♪ but now that your lips are burning mine i'm beginning to see the light ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪
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♪ used to ramble in the park shadowboxing in the dark ♪ ♪ then you came and caused a spark that's a four-alarm fire now ♪ ♪ i never made love by lantern-shine i never saw rainbows in my wine ♪ ♪ but now that your lips are burning mine i'm beginning to see the light ♪ ♪ i'm beginning to i'm ♪ ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: joe jackson and the bigger band! check out the album, "the duke." and visit for
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